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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Project Thursday Almost!

Well the kids did their Project a day early, I have dr appts tomorrow and won't be able to do them, BUT you all will have to wait till tomorrow at the earliest to see them. THey look fantastic, I was really impressed with their creativity on this one.... :)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sara's Quilt Finished

I finished this last week, she loves it! She is soo proud to say "my quilt". She has been sleeping with it every since I got it done. I actually used the machine this time to do the binding. I loved it cux it's faster BUT I need to practice this technique more to make it look nicer.....Overall Im very pleased with this project. All made from scraps.......

Birthday Present Revealed

My sweet sister sent me some stickers for my Birthday last month to decorate my sewing machine with some bling.... They are soo pretty, one of them for some reason didnt stick too well so I had to remove it but the ones that are on there are holding on good. Thank You, Jennifer!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Project Thursday(a day late)

We are joining my sister and best friend Jennifer every Thursday to do a craft with our children. We will be sharing their creations on our blog so the kids can see their cousins work! Exciting! This week we did leaves for Fall....

Leia's Journal

Leia is so proud of her new Journal she decorated today!

Want to have some tea?

"Through the seasons, through the years, it's your friends who carry you through. What would you do without them -- these chosen sisters who laugh with you, cry with you, and speak truth to you? And what better way to celebrate the warmth and intimacy of beautiful friendship than with the warmest and most intimate of celebrations -- a tea?" -- Emilie Barnes, The Twelve Teas of Friendship

Oh, how I'd love to have tea with my best friend???? Im actually more of a coffee gal but It'd still be nice.

Go check out this blog has a beautiful Blog and there is tea nearby to some if you'd like to join in.....

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Friendship Quotes

"A friend shares the good times and helps out by listening during the bad times."
---Molly Oliver

"Don't pity the girl with one true friend. Envy her. Pity the girl with just a thousand acquaintances."
---Katie Obenchain

"A friend is a person who know what you are saying, even if you're not talking."
---Sarah Bennett

"Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down."
---Oprah Winfrey

"Never forget the days I spent with you. Continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours."
---Ludwig Van Beethoven

"Like branches of a tree we grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one. Each of our lives will always be a special part of the other's."

"The friendship isn't worth the tears unless the friend is."
---Kellina Filbin

"Friends are like stars... you don't always see them, but you know they're always there."
---Hulali Luta

"Sometimes life is hard to bear when a friend is just not there."
---William Franc

"The best part of life is when your family becomes your friends, and your friends become your family."
---Danica Whitfield

A Best Friend

A best friend
is always there,
whether you need advice,
or a pep talk,
or even a shoulder to cry on.
A best friend
listens with her heart
and is always honest with you,
even though the truth
may not be
what you want to hear.
A best friend
knows all your secrets,
understands your fears
shares your dreams.
A best friend
never stops believing in you
even if you give up
on yourself.
you are
that kind of friend
to me.
And no matter what happens,
you always will be.
You are my best friend....
my forever friend.

- Renee Duvall

Sunday, September 20, 2009

My napkin fabric choices

I know that we all have different tastes of fabric, so you ladies might not pick these anyway, but to be safe Here are my choices so you dont pick same ones. One is blue with cream flowers and the other is a tealish green with light brown and cream. The flannel is cream also. Yippee!!!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Six dangerous words.

September 18, 2009

The Six Most Dangerous Words Ever
Glynnis Whitwer

"Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour." 1 Peter 5:8 (NIV)

A few months ago, I heard the most horrible news report. It was about a couple who owned a python. One night, the snake escaped from its cage and killed a two-year-old baby. It was heartbreaking. I kept asking, "Why?" Of course, those people never thought that would happen to them.
That's where I ended up in my thoughts ... with what I have decided are the six most dangerous words in the English language:THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN TO ME!I don't judge this couple for having the snake. My heart just breaks for them. And my heart breaks for anyone who finds themselves in a devastating situation because they didn't think anything would happen. The hard truth is, every one of us has the potential to make a serious mistake, or a life-altering miscalculation, because we thought we were immune to trouble. Here are examples we see every day:A woman who enjoys an "innocent" flirtation at workA kid who gets in the back of a truckA girl who gets in the car with someone who has been drinkingA couple who moves and stops attending churchA mom who starts an email communication with a man who makes her feel young againThe list goes on and on. Every woman, man and child is a candidate for making a mistake. This is because of our sin-drenched DNA. It's also because we have a tendency to forget this sin-nature, and ignore the fact that we desperately need God's help ... every minute ... every hour ... every day.When I think "That will never happen to me," I let down my guard. I imagine myself above my circumstances and above the need for God. It's like I open a door for pride to sneak in.The reality of this world is we are in a battle. Only many people either don't know that, or forget it. We wake up thinking it's going to be a peaceful day. However, for those who have chosen to follow Jesus, we have an enemy who is preparing for a fight. No wonder we are blindsided by the results of our choices. We are in a fight we don't know about.

A passage in 1 Peter reminds me to be on guard, and gives me hope:"Turn all your worries over to him. He cares about you. Control yourselves. Be on your guard. Your enemy the devil is like a roaring lion. He prowls around looking for someone to chew up and swallow. Stand up to him. Stand firm in what you believe. All over the world you know that your brothers and sisters are going through the same kind of suffering. God always gives you all the grace you need"(1 Peter 5:7-10a, NIRV).That last verse is what I hang on to when the sadness of this world threatens to overwhelm me. No one is immune to making a mistake that ends with devastating consequences. No one. It's a call to remember that I need God's help every day. And that His grace is enough for me.

Sometimes things in life are thrown at you, and takes you completely by surprise.......Lord help me deal with these surprises.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Napkin Swap

Ok... so there are 3 of us doing the swap unless someone pops in last minute. Gloria and Jennifer how many do you ladies want to swap? Last time I think we swapped 2 each. I'm going today to get my fabric for these. Decorator's fabric and flannel. I'm going to be letting Leia make some too, it will be her first sewing project using thread.... She has been sewing on paper with needle on my other machine, I think she is ready. I will make sure ya'll are When I'm done I will just mail to Jennifer since you both live in same area. Or if I take a long time, or ya'll do too, we can swap in person when I get there. Thanksgiving!!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sneak Peek! :)

First pic is the backing fabric and some of the fabric that will be used for the binding. I had the backing in my stash. It's perfect because 1. I didnt have to buy more, I used what I have 2. It has hibiscus flowers on it, Sara was born in Hawaii and 3. Its a busy print so you cant see my mistakes as well... Hopefully there wont be many hang ups in it. I plan to use my embroidery machine to do most of the quilting on it for me.

Next is a small part of the quilt where I did paper piecing for her name. Enjoyed doing that as well. It was tricky tryin to encorporate it into the quilt but I made it work. This is a scrappy quilt and for the most part not measured to perfection. which is great for me, Even when I do cut perfectly I still have trouble makin it all straight. So anyways, Im very happy with it so far!

So there you have it, A Sneak Peek!

Homeschooling Article Really great encouraging article for you fellow homeschoolers!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sara's Quilt

I have been working on a scrappy Quilt for Sara and its almost near the end. I want to post pics but my computer is still actin up when I load pics so even if I did, it would look bad....Anyways, the quilt is made entirely of scraps except the backing and that was from my stash. Im very pleased with it. I wont be putting battin in it only cux then it will be hot....It is cotton top and flannel backing.

I am also thinking of doing a napkin swap again. I need some new ones to go with my old ones...... Anyone wanna join me?

Friday, September 11, 2009

Kids in Public school

So often I am critized for our choice in schooling our children at home. Something recently said to me was that the there alot of Christian teachers in the school system that reach out to our youth and help them etc....."good role models" Well shouldnt I be that good role model? Shouldnt I be the one teaching them right from wrong? Its my responsiblity to do that. Spending 30 mins a day teaching them the word of GOd isnt enough. I need them to see the way I live and interact also. They need to see when I fail and ask for forgiveness. They need to see me do the right thing. If they are with their "peers" all day, what are they learning? How to be worldly..... I dont want them exposed to all that garbage ALL day long and then to expect them to withstand all the pressures that come along with it. Gosh Its hard enough on us adults much less my children. So I believe that those who choose to send their kids off have a much harder time tryin to raise them the way GOd intented. Those precious children are being bombarded by this evil world over and over again and taught that its ok.....ITS NOT! I love reading this womans blog, its very encouraging.....

OH and about the christian teachers in the system I think thats great for those kids who arent being raised in a GOdly home to see Jesus......